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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
modifier likely to stay where he is. >> president obama states statistics that shows the average american income is shrinking. the president asked the congress to raise the minimum to $7.10 an hour. encouraging government dependence. white house correspondent mike viqueria joins us with more. mike, why the speech and why now? >> it's a great question john. first of all the facts that the president and the statistics that the president cited are beyond dispute. there is a growing income disparity in the country. the top 1% has seen their incomes triple, the lower middle class has seen a below 1% grow in real money terms. these are themes that the president has hit time and time again through the course of his presidency. echoing a speech 100 years ago from teddy roosevelt, in a place in osatomony, kansas. he talked about it again in his state of the union. it comes at a time it's undeniable, he's on the political rocks here. out of the unhealthy rollout of healthcare.gov, this is the latest in a series of events given at the center for american progress, a left-leaning think take and it wa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
is growing, but so is the income gap between rich and poor americans. president obama addressed the problem. >> the lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle class america's if you work hard you can get ahead. this is defining of our time. making sure that our economy works for every working american. >> the president did not propose any initiatives during his speech. but he said a rapidly growing of deficit opportunity is a bigger threat than the fiscal. we'll go to danny, professor of economics, great to have you back. >> thank you. >> a pleasure, you heard just a moment ago, america's dangerously growing income is defining the challenge of our time. is the president correct, or is he, as some would say, overstating the income inequality and wealth gap argument with that kind of a statement? >> no, if anything there is an understatement. he's absolutely correct saying that it is a defining problem. and this problem has just--it has been exacerbated by global pressures. it is an issue that the white house--i had an opportunity to attend a summit at the white house by the presiden
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am PST
. >> very quickly. is obama care the issue that american will be voting on for the midterm or will the others come back. >> absolutely impossible to worry that. if nothing chaefrjs, yes probably will be. i have a feeling a lot will change in a year and half from now. >> michelle, work on one thing. >> michelle worked on one thing. >> and if you can that is. thank you, rick and michelle. >> taking over here. >> we are going to talk to him about that. >> and a moment of truth for a star quarterback accused of rape. will jammeson wilson face charges. >> it will be significant which ever way it goes. >> before you make a phone call with your cell phone listen to our next report. judge napolitano is just warming up. hungry for the best? it's eb. want to give your family the very best in taste, freshness, and nutrition? it's eb. want to give them more vitamins, omega 3s, and less saturated fat? it's eb. eggland's best eggs. eb's. the only eggs that make better taste and better nutrition... easy. eggland's best eggs. better taste. better nutrition. better eggs. it's eb. >> time to
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
to educate americans about the merits that are in obama care and meanwhile republicans every district attorney are talking about the flaws of obama care, is it these two doouling scripts this we hear every day up to the midterm election? >> i think so. i think obama care is a mess. i voted to repeal it and sent down there to try to stop. it and it is implemented porly and it is not about a website but a plan that is taking away a choice. and cutting half a trillion from medicare and a host of things that are wrong with it. i find it hypocriticical that you have staffers and senators and congressman with special perks. they have in house concierge services that allow for assistance and unlike many people in the private sector who are affected and it is only just begun as brit said himself. >> 5 million people received cancellation letters. they are angry and chances are they will not vote democratic. a year from now millions more will sign up. and maybe millions more as the administration is hoping? . and maybe they will cancel each other out and do the republicans need to articulate a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
air. more on the temperatures in a couple of minutes. >> thank you. president obama says the american dream is threatened by a growing gap between the nations rich and poor. at a speech at the center for american progress, president obama said he'd devote the rest of his term to addressing income and equality he calls it the defining challenge of our time. >> the idea that a child may never escape that poverty because she lacks a dicent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should affect all of us. >> it should compel us to action. we are a better country. let me repeat. the combined trends of inceffed inequality pose a fundamental effect. >> republicans were quick to cit size of president's remarks. the income gap is caused by policies claiming that the affordable care act and tougher business regulations encourage company depends on the government. the statistics are telling. from 2009 to 2012 the average engine from the top 1% of earners increased 31%. incomes for the rest of the nation's workers rose by one half of one%. >> thousands of f
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
. coming up new andy poling snows younger americans aren't enthusiastic about obama care. we'll talk to two of those millennials who are making their voices heard. that's next on "morning joe." [ male announcer ] here's a question for you: if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is... 3 million homes. by 2030, investments in energy efficiency could help americans save $300 billion each year. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? clinically proven neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. it targets fine lines and wrinkles with the fastest retinol formula available. you'll see younger looking skin in just one week. one week? that's just my speed. rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots rapid tone repair. from neutrogena®. [ babies crying ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now you can get all t
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
the richest and poorest americans. president obama focused on that near minutes ago. you'll hear his message on economic inequality. that's next. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. and better is so easy withrning you cabenefiber.o something better for yourself. fiber that's taste-free, grit-free and dissolves completely. so you can feel free to add it to anything. and feel better about doing it. better it with benefiber. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> a source tell s cnn's jim acosta, that the number of americans enrolling for obama care this week alone is higher than the nu
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
information of the american people. bret. >> mike, thank you. >>> president obama is learning sooner or later everything comes back to his health care plan. chief white house correspondent ed henry reports on a day that did not start out that way. >> reporter: eager to steady a disastrous start to his second term, president obama today began a very deliberate attempt to fire up his political base. first delivering a speech sponsored by the liberal center for american progress on income inequality, a topic that warms the cockles of progressive hearts. >> we don't promise equal outcomes, we strived to deliver equal opportunity. >> reporter: and with some of the young people who helped elect him now appearing to bail on him, the president later dropped by a youth summit at the white house and practically begged the young and healthy folks to sign up for his health care law. >> and that's why i'm here, because i need your help. >> reporter: top republicans fired back today the president has now had five years in office. so if americans are feeling insecure about cancelled health plans and stagnan
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
again. you may not be. the obama administration dropping a bombshell. thousands of americans who recently signed up for insurance may be left without coverage right before the new year and the federal government hasn't told them. we'll tell you the details. >>> and, guys, one of my favorite stories, ever. uh-oh spa getios. the company tweeting out this picture as a tribute to pearl harbor. what was meant as an honor was inappropriate. you have to read the spaghettios headline. >>> "fox & friends" begins right now. >>> and "fox & friends," welcome. the popular show. >> we think it is. >> "fox & friends" christmas party, we'll share photos from that yesterday. >> we shut down the bowling lane yesterday. most of our crew did pretty well, and a segment on how it is the holiday christmas party. i. a lot of folks will wind up going to work hungover. tips how to beat the hangover. >> tips, fake it until you make it. >> that's what i'm doing right now. >> don't announce that. >>> and while you were sleeping, american war veteran captured in north korea over a month released. right now he
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> roughly 27,000 americans signed up for insurance on healthcare.gov on tuesday. this brings the exchange's three-day enrollment total to 56,000. that's twice as many as all of october. president obama wednesday urged young activists not to give up on promoting the affordable care act. >>> and new court documents say that toronto mayor rob ford may have offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers. that in exchange he wanted the videotape that appeared to show him smoking crack. the information is contained in police wiretaps of gang members. >>> all right. let's get you over to business right now and cnbc. good morning, kayla. >> good morning, richard. fast food restaurant workers in 100 cities across the country are planning walkouts, strikes, and protests today. it's part of a push for a higher minimum wage. protesters will be calling for a $15 wage, which is more than double the current federal wage of $7.25. private sector job growth came in higher than expected at 215,000 jobs added in november, but more good economic news today could be bad news for stocks, which are on a fou
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
under president obama. bill: 54-56% disapprove to how the president is handling foreign policy. 2/3 in that pew survey believe americans view greater involvement in the global economy is a greater thing. meaning when america is a strong country it's better for the world. >> we have seen that throughout history. and when we see economies like china coming up it's important to have our own economy keep going. people like to complain about america, but when something happens in the world, the philippines, the typhoon there, when something happens in the world guess who is the first country to go, the united states military and the charities. we are divide as a country on political lines. republicans and democrats are split on how they see our influence in the world. the democrats believe the president has broken his promises. he said we would leave iraq, afghanistan and close guantanamo bay. republicans are saying don't be apologizing for guantanamo bay when you are on foreign tour. bill: what do you think the apology tour did to our view of ourselves in the world? >> when you have t
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
house. president obama is renewing his call to raise the minimum wage. >> making sure our economy works for every working american. >> reporter: the national restaurant association says most fast food workers are happy and labor unions are staining these demonstrations. >> you cannot be an employee and be demanding salary based on your needs. salaries have to be based on the economy and what the economy in the area can bear. >> reporter: organizers say they are planning more protests in the future. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >> well, the stars sure came out last night in rockefeller center. the christmas tree is now in place. mayor michael bloomberg turned on the lights that illuminated a dazzling display of 45,000 multicolored led lights. it's a 76-foot spruce tree from connecticut. it is part of a ceremony that dates back to 1933. this tree you see here will be on display till january 7. afterward it is will be milled into lumber and it will be donated to habitat for humanity. >>> the holiday decorations are up inside the white house. first lady michele obama helped us
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am PST
obama care. as abc's karen travers tells us, that's by design. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, john. good morning, diana. president obama highlighted the progress at healthcare.gov. but once again, he reminded americans that the health care law is not just a website. and he had a strong message for republicans. he said the health care law is here to stay. >> my main message today is we're not going back. after just the first month, despite all of the problems in the rollout, about 500,000 people across the country are poised to gain health care coverage threw marketplaces and medicaid beginning on january 1st. >> reporter: but the white house says the problems are almost fixed. over the next three weeks they'll make a big push to get people enrolled so they have health insurance by january 1st. john and diana? >> karen, thank you. >>> now, to a breaking story from mexico. a potential nightmare for u.s. homeland security. a truck carrying radioactive material has been stolen. that material is being called extremely dangerous. the truck was stolen from a gas station in t
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
. obama, has just finished speaking. he was giving a speech in washington at the center of american progress. speaking about the economy and also the government's potential to help address what he said was the united states' rising inequality. here's part of what he just had to say about paying for a college education. >> when michele, the daughter of a shift worker at a water plant and a secretary wanted to go to college, just like me, this country helped us afford it. until we could pay it back. so what drives me is a grandson, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving, hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> and many will probably remember that the president and the first lady have been very open about it took so many years to pay off those loans, there's 40 years old before finally paying off the loans. let's talk to jim acosta with more on the president's message about affording education, the disparity of economics in this corrupt, et cetera, et cetera. >> sure. hi, guys. a couple of things w
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
obama saying republicans could be responsible for people losing their insurance right before christmas. >> christmastime is no time for congress to tell more than one million of these americans they have lost their unemployment understand. what will happen if congress does not act before they leave on their holiday vacation. bill: it raised eyebrows because 5 million have lost their medical understand since the implementation of obamacare. martha: here is one of the architects of obamacare. harry reid is giving his staffers a pass on the whole plan. karl rove is coming up on that in a minute. bill: the crack smoking mayor of toronto. the news keeps on going on. new reports of his attempted payoff to drug dealers. martha: will trust be the big issue in the next he selection our pollster frank luntz. >> we have to pass the bill so we can find out what is in it. i stand by what i said there. when people see what is in the bill they will like it, and they will. martha: more from the startling mayor of toronto. police say mayor rob ford tried to buy the video that showed him trying to buy c
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> roughly 20,000 americans signed up for insurance on healthcare.gov on tuesday bringing the three-day enrollment total to 56,000, twice as many as the month of october. president obama urged activists not to give up. >>> in canada new court documents say toronto mayor ford may have offered $5,000 and a car in exchange for the video tape that appears to show him smoking crack. >>> in israel they lift the eighth light made up of crane trucks lifted 92 feet in the sky. >>> turning to business. fast food workers will walk off their jobs again in more than 100 cities today calling for higher wages. >>> more than 12,000 battle rattles are being called because colored arches could break into smaller parts. >>> the new owner of news week says it plans to revive in the print issue. >>> tv ads for super bowl xlviii in february have rolled out. 43 advertisers bought time for commercials. that is up $4 million from last year. >>> tiz the season. a donor put a rare gold coin in a salvation army kettle worth $1,275. >>> richard lui's sports headlines are coming up. >>> jimmy kimmal hosts a danc
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
talk about americans scared.rvous and being byron, they are. it seems like for a long time, stopped talking about the bush tax cuts. the rich are getting richer and poorer. are getter barack obama gets elected, the richer, the tting poor keep getting poorer. ack to 1973, the average wage for the american male has gone down in real dollars every 1973. year since a lot of that has to do with the act that we're more productive than ever, we have an i.t. revolution. if aw a statistic that said american factories were operating the same level of 1993, 20n they were in million to 30 million more be working today. how do we -- how do we alleviate the suffering d that so many working class americans. middle class americans feel they're being left behind getting rich do keep richer, the poor keep getting america, butjust in in the entire west. >> the same things that the said were the entirely different message than what came from the nominee in race.12 there's no doubt about that. two problems. hat alex said about marketing is right too. the actual substance was wrong here. republicans had
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
involving 1.3 million americans, on saturday president obama had this to say about the benefits, have a listen, joe. >> now that economic lifeline is in jeopardy. all because republicans in this congress, which is on track to the most unproductive in history have so far refused to extend it. >> reporter: why do republicans want to see the emergency benefits end? >> well, i think republicans like democrats support the idea of making sure that people who lost their jobs have some kind of a fallback, but the question becomes how long. if you extend the unemployment benefits that is longer than currently right now, they are scheduled to expire i think on december 28, part of the challenge you have is weakening the economy and why i say that is because right now if you look at the labor force participation rate, the people looking for work, that has diminished over the last five years and it was 63% so fewer people working. >> right, you are saying that because of the unemployment benefits and yet. >> right. >> reporter: the economy has not reached the point any economist said it's easy
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
nelson on the american progressive movement and teddy roosevelt's campaign to win back the white house. colombian president juan manuel santos was in washington this week for talks with president obama. he spoke at the national press club about his country's free- trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with colombian rebels. this is one hour. >> good afternoon and welcome to the national press club. i am a reporter for bloomberg news and the 106 president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists. we are committed to the future of our profession with programming such as this. we want to foster a free press worldwide. for more information, please visit our website at www.press.org. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those of you in our audience today. if you hear applause, i would note that members of the general public are also attending. it is not a lack of evidence of journalistic objectivity. i would like to welcome our c- span public radio audiences. you can fol
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 2:30am PST
obama care tn contest. people said obama care, you better cover this. "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ >>> 113th congress is going to go down as the least productive in our american history. >> 55 bills have been signed into law. this is the least productive congress ever. >> the least productive congress in the history of the american penn. >> it's literally a do nothing congress. >> that's not fair. they are doing something. they are getting into the guinness book of world records and that's twice if you count
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
with sanctions. let the iranians know this is not an american deal with them. this is a kerry-obama deal with them and that the rest of congress is not behind them. i think the senators, too, that the u.s. senate, they still want to impose sanctions as well. this is going to be very hard for them to say, ok, we're just going to trust iran and hope they do the right thing for the first time in 40 years and we'll see what happens. host: william is up first in athens, ohio, democratic caller. hi, william. caller: hi. congress, the evidence that the world trade center building seven was brought down with explosives on 9/11 is real and proven. more and more people are waking up to it every day. how much more trust does congress have to lose before it faces reality and acknowledges the need for a new investigation into building seven's destruction? guest: i don't think it needs any more investigation. i think the way that those towers were brought down by islamic radical terrorists and i think every investigation has shown that so far. host: did you read the 9/11 investigation by the committee
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
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FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
that to the bank. >> do you not think obama care is unpopular? >> i think it is more and more popular and what conservatives are afraid of. once people get ahold of it. the majority of americans want to scale it back or repeal it today. >> i'm hoping that it gets better and it limps along and look at the latest poll about young people. >> all right but you have to defend it. >> i dent have to defend it i happen to believe ip it. >> what a scandal. >> but it is independenting. >> telling the truth? >> people are wondering whether he knew him the white house said he never met him and then it turns out that he actually lived with him. >> it does speak to telling the truth. it is untimely. > white house was originally asked, they researched it. they never asked the president. >> if you had a story out there that you knew or you didn't and you saw that it was in accurately being portrayed? >> his defense on this is plausible deniablity. once again it speaks to character again. and it makes me wonder about other political hot potatoes. >> why would he not admit that he knew him? >> he was never aske
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
it comes in. patti ann browne, thank you. >> thanks. jenna: sharp criticism for the obama's administration newly-released regulatory agenda packed with federal rules that will touch every corner of americans lives including, well, how much it is costing us. the agenda will cost $1.8 trillion annually, a cost critics say will trickle down to you the consumer. shannon bream live from washington with more. >> most of the pending regulations not surprisingly come from obama care. department of health and human services says the regulatory plans are framed strengthening health care for americans. according to the competitive enterprise institute, the new regulatory plan from hhs comes with a price tag of nearly $190 billion. wayne cruise says the overall prize of for regulatory agenda for the administration will top $1.8 trillion a year. >> back in the '90s the federal budget itself was not even 1.8 trillion. now we have this entire $1.8 trillion hidden tax you could say of government compliance and intervention costs imposed in the economy. like anything else, that, you know, any tax that busi
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
president obama and the democrats to have a legislative win. they didn't like the policy itself. but now the policy itself is in effect. and it means that millions of americans now can get health insurance who could not get it in the past. and millions of americans who did have health insurance in the past should have better and more affordable choices for their coverage. and all the talking about it in washington, if you put it aside, really, the real question is whether this much more under the radar political effort in the states can effectively stop americans from getting insurance that they might really like if only they knew how to do it. joining us, radio host on msn, michael spent eight weeks trying to find insurance options for himself through healthcare.gov before it finally worked this week. michael, great to see you, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, rachel for having me. >> so you had a miserable eight weeks, early experience trying to get through the federal exchange. but now it has worked for you, is that right? >> it is. i had a ureka moment yesterday. and what brok
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
of the day: the merger of american airlines and united airways into the world's largest airline became official. leading u.s. tech companies sent an open letter to president obama, calling for tighter controls on government surveillance. and south africa made ready for tomorrow's mass memorial service honoring nelson mandela. at least 100,000 people are expected to attend. and this evening the senate gave final approval to renewing a ban on plastic guns. hours before it was to expire. >> ifill: on the "newshour" online right now-- boomers beware: social security calculators could steer you off course. our expert tells you what you should be looking for when it comes to crunching your benefits numbers. that's on making sense. and we want to hear from you: tell us what you think of our science coverage by taking our online survey. you can find that on our homepage. all that and more is on our website newshour.pbs.org. >> woodruff: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. on tuesday, leaders from around the world gather in south africa for nelson mandela's memorial. it starts at 4:00 a.m. e
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
reason. john i think put it brilliantly what obama did when he came in the power. he was these extremely different american president at the iranians just could not wrap their heads around. because he was quoting the persian poets and speaking well, and his middle name was hussein. and as a result of that and the fact that the president then really tried with diplomacy wands, it failed, but a narrative that god created, largely true, perhaps partly exaggerated, was that it fell through because of the iranians. as a result the president could go very efficiently and tell the rest of the world to agree to sanctions, that they never had agreed to before. at the bush administration didn't even dare to dream about because the bush administration has no legitimacy on the international scene at that time. they could agree to because there was a sense that the united states actually tried. the united states was the good guy. rouhani is nothing the taxing trek on the united states. he is tweeting rosh hashanah, greetings to the jewish people. his foreign minister is extremist sophisticated and ch
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
. this cold snap could destroy half of this year's crop. >>> in washington, president barack obama is laying out the priorities for the rest of his term. high on the list an increase in minimum wage. >> the president challenged americans to help low income americans. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time making sure our economy works for every working american. the opportunity gap in america is now as much about class as it is race. that gap is growing. so if we're going to take on growing inequality and improve upper mobility for all people, we've got to move beyond the false notion this is an issue exclusively of minority concern. >> good morning major garrett at white house. >> reporter: good morning charlie, norah, viewers out west. he gave the speech of what he believes an obsession republicans have to prosperity. the white house disagrees on this issue coming front and center in the next couple of weeks. congressional negotiator democrats and republicans on capitol hill are trying to figure out a way to avoid the second round of acr
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
a meeting with the colombian community in miami and this morning i went to a meeting with the inter-american dialogue. i was a member for many years. i was the co-vice chairman and then i had a interesting and fruitful visit to the white house with president obama. i am here as his guest on official visit. then i went to the oes and spoke to the general assembly of the oes with the ambassadors and other guests that they had invited. i then went to speak with the head of the democratic party and the house nancy pelosi and a few of the members of the house of the democratic party. then i went to speak with speaker boehner and a few of the republicans in the house, with whom i have been working for many years not only as president but also as foreign minister and now i am here. last night i had dinner with the center for american progress, the members of that think-tank and i was there tonight with the council and they invited me to address them. what has been the main message i have tried to convey to the u.s. officials and to the u.s. public first, i think the u.s. government and both parties
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
africa. leaders from at least a dozen countries will be here, united states president obama, as well as two former presidents, presidents clinton and bush as well as their wives will be in attendance with many other american dignitaries. they will be joined by the leaders of at least a dozen other countries, and more are continuing to join. >> madiba, this guy was the greatest, we'll never see someone like him again. >> reporter: on sunday, thousands packed places of worship in pretoria and soweto, different creeds and colors honoring a special man. >> today was a special mass for madiba. he said peace and we must hold that peace so that where is he, he'll be very pleased. >> reporter: tears and cheers capturing the loss and love for tata or father, as south africans called mandela. the makeshift memorials outside mandela's johannesburg home continue to grow but the greatest memorial may be the faces, black and white together. parents bring children who will live a life madiba helped make possible. >> they were born free, they were born in the free south africa so they'll experience
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
-- >> right. >>> let's move now to our political gut check of the morning. president obama is recommitting himself to closing the growing gap between the rich and the poor. in a speech he delivered from one of washington's working class neighborhoods, he said making the economy work for all americans is in his words the defining challenge of our time. here to talk more about this, john avlon, cnn political analyst and executive editor of the daily beast. good morning, john. >> good morning. >> the president has talked about this and pushed to are this issue before. why now? >> the president and white house is pushing this idea. he wants to make this a signature issue of his second term. first of all going back to his roots as a community organizer, this is a president who cares about these issues. thiscy fundamental fault line in the current debate inside the democratic party. you have the centrist democrats of the bill clinton era that were always closest to business. then you have someone who is fixated and focused on addressing this issue of inequality over the course of this presidency
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